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EU did not support Lithuania in the confrontation with China (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lithuania again was defeated in the foreign policy. After the end of the informal meeting of the EU leaders on October 6, Lithuanian president Gitanas Nauseda said that the EU should find ways to reduce its dependence on China by concentrating important industries on its territory and forming a unified approach to China. “I think that the recent events with Lithuania have a certain impact on the overall position of…

Lithuanians are in no hurry to serve in the army

By Dominykas Urbonas on Thursday, October 14, 2021

The number of army dodgers is growing from year to year in Lithuania. The authorities of the Baltic republic have no idea how to solve this problem. The only solution seems to be the abolition of conscription. A twenty-year-old man with a large camera around his neck in the center of Kaunas said that the news about the conscription does not make him happy. He is not studying now and…

Right-wing extremist soldiers pose threat to Lithuania

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

It is no secret that Lithuania has become a victim of German army’s radicalization. Could this country count on its partners further or foreign military criminals threaten locals? It is well known that Germany is one of the largest provider of troops in NATO. There are about 600 German troops in Lithuania, leading a Nato battlegroup. According to Lithuanian authorities, Lithuania needs their support to train national military and to…

Lithuanians rejected to construct a new military training ground (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Friday, October 8, 2021

Lithuanian government continues to consider the possibility to build a military training ground in the western part of the country. As we know, in September 2021 government approved the new plan 2030 of the territory of Lithuania where the potential plots for the new military training facility in Akmenė, Mažeikiai, Šiauliai, Telsiai districts were still reserved. Although, in April last year ministry of defence finally refused to build a military…

Lithuanian foreign policy: image is everything

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, October 7, 2021

It seems as if Lithuanian government takes care of its image in the eyes of EU and NATO partners much more than of its population. Over the past year Lithuania managed to quarrel with such important for its economy states like China and Belarus, condemned Hungary for the ban on the distribution of images of LGBT relationships among minors, Latvia and Estonia for refusing to completely cut energy from Belarus.…

Defense spending or house heating in Lithuania

By Dominykas Urbonas on Monday, October 4, 2021

The Lithuanian government is again trying to please NATO, without thinking about the local population. “Our key message is that we want to contribute as much as possible to NATO as a system of collective defense and deterrence, which is ready to respond to all sorts of challenges in a swift and very determined manner as speed and the ability to respond to arising challenges with clear resources is key…

Foreign troops in Lithuania instead of its own army

By Vairis Godmanis on Sunday, October 3, 2021

On August 30, a new military camp was opened in Lithuania. It will allow receiving even more American troops in the country. There was also a welcoming ceremony for U.S. military personnel arriving in the country on a regular rotation. Armored brigade battle group 1/1 ID, known as “Devil Brigade”, participated in the First World War in France, almost five years in the Vietnam War, took part in the war…

Privatization of Lithuanian lands by NATO troops

By Dominykas Urbonas on Monday, September 20, 2021

Lithuanian authorities are taking away the last money from the population of the republic to sponsor NATO. Militarization of the Baltic States is now underway. The Baltic States increase military spending. Vilnius spent money on the construction of military camps and training grounds for foreign military personnel, as well as on the construction of infrastructure for the transfer of foreign troops. So, to “get more attention from Washington”, Lithuania opened…

The Baltic States overreacted to the military exercise in Russia

By Antanas Tubelis on Friday, September 17, 2021

NATO is building up its offensive capabilities year after year. The intensity and scale of NATO exercises in the Baltic States permanently increase. At the same time, areas of the exercises are closer and closer to eastern borders. Actions of troops during NATO exercises quite often are similar to offensive. The Baltic States overreacted to the Zapad 2021 military exercise, calling on the EU and NATO to condemn these manoeuvres…

The United States is interested in deteriorating China-Lithuanian relations (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lithuania has recently become the European face of the resistance against China. The diplomatic clash between China and Lithuania has led them to recall their ambassadors. The trigger has to do with the latter’s decision to allow Taiwan to open an office in Vilnius under its name, rather than “Chinese Taipei”, a move interpreted by Beijing as a challenge to “one China”. Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said…